The IVAO Ranks represent the number of hours you have connected to IVAO as a controller and the theoretical / practical exams you have passed.
As soon as you reach enough hours connected as ATC you can apply to take the theoretical and practical exams for each rank. Ranks are delivered in the following sequence and can not be skipped
The IVAO Training department establishes minimum requirements for approval of each rank, although each division may raise these standards.
The table below shows the ranks available and their requirements.